Sunday, January 2, 2011

Japan Day 2 - Tokyo to Kyoto (28 Nov 2010) *part 1*

0500: wakeup
0600: checked out of Takanawa Keikyu Hotel
0615: arrived at Shinagawa station, bought Ekiben
0710-0948: Shinkansen from Shinagawa to Kyoto station
1030: arrived at Kyoto hotel, but room is not ready yet
1045: arrived at Nishiki Market
1200: arrived at Gion
1310: arrived at Pagoda
1400-1430: lunch at a cafe at Kiyomizu-michi
1430-1630: Kiyomizu-dera
1725-1745: bus
1755-1825: checked in hotel
1905-1935: Dinner
1935-2000: Daimaru basement
2000-2010: shopped for drinks at FamilyMart
2020: arrived at hotel

750+850yen: Ekiben
210x2=420yen: subway from Kyoto to Shijio station
120yen: rice cracker
400yen: Potato butter tenpura
2050yen: cheese sandwich + assorted sandwich + cold chocolate drink
300x2=600yen: entrance to Kiyomizu-dera
500x3=1500yen: 3 amulets from Kiyomizu-dera
300yen: cream puff
210x2=420yen: Bus fare
1950yen: dinner
378yen: 2 sponge cake from Daimaru basement
100yen: Fried Potato from Daimaru basement
105yen: Sushi from Daimaru basement
260yen: Gyoza from Daimaru basement
210yen: Ice chocolate drink + Ice lemon tea drink from 7-11

 I took sooo many pics on this day that I had to split this day into 4 separate entries.
The other entries are : part 2 / part 3 / part 4.

Stall selling Ekibens (train lunchbox) at Shinagawa station
Ekiben selections

Train schedule (Our's is the one in red, Hikari 461)
Shinkansen platform at Shinagawa station
The Shinkansen (bullet train) which we took from Tokyo to Kyoto (journey - 7:10am to 9:48am)

What I ate

What Alfred ate
View of Mt Fuji - photo taken on board Shinkansen

Shinkansen keychain vending machine on board Shinkansen
Drinks vending machine on board Shinkansen
Shinkansen train layout
Our Shinkansen tickets
Kit Kat's Shinkansen theme giftbox - sold at Kyoto station
Kyoto subway ticket (210yen-SGD3.30) from Kyoto station to Shijio station
Kyoto - Shijio area



Start of Nishiki Market
Nishiki Market

Rice cakes
Sugared Rice cake

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